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The word Bubi is found among the Luba people of the Congo. In Luba religion and worldview, the term Bubi refers to the notion of evil or ugliness. When the word Bubi is used, it is intended to mean that which is contrary to the best and most ethical. It is the opposite of Buya (goodness or the beauty of character). The word Buya is significant because, as the opposite of Bubi, it shows the power of Bubi. When one speaks of Bubi, one is talking about that which is fundamentally in opposition to the goodness of sound character. No one wants to experience Bubi because it means that the worst ugliness has come on the person. Within the Luba culture, the aim is to ...

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